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Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications

Gavrilovska, Liljana, Prasad, Ramjee

2006, XXVII, 284 p.

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Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications is dedicated to an area that attracts growing interest in academia and industry and concentrates on wireless ad hoc networking paradigm. The persistent efforts to acquire the ability to establish dynamic wireless connections from anywhere to anyone with any device without prerequisite imbedded infrastructure move the communications boundaries towards ad-hoc networks.

Recently, ad hoc networking has attracted growing interest due to advances in wireless communications, and developed framework for running IP based protocols. The expected degree of penetration of these networks will depend on the successful resolution of key features and problems.

Ad-hoc networks pose many complex and open problems for researchers. This book reveals the state-of-the-art in wireless ad-hoc networking. It discusses some of the key research topics that are expected to promote and accelerate the commercial applications of these networks (e.g., MAC, routing, QoS, optimization issues, service discovery, traffic models, mobility, handovers, security).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ASIC - Augmented Reality - IEEE 80 - QoS - Quality of Service - Quality of Service (QoS) - Routing - communication - integrated circuit - memory management unit - metrics - topology

Related subjects » Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Information Systems and Applications - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION. 1.1 What is ad hoc networking? 1.2 Services and Applications. 1.3 A glance of history. 1.4 Definition and enabling technologies. 1.5 Organization of the book. References. CHAPTER 2: BASIC CONCEPTS. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Topology formation. 2.3 Capacity bounds for Ad hoc networks. 2.4 Self-organization and cooperative ad hoc networking. 2.5 Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 3: MULTIPLE ACCESS AND ROUTING. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Physical Layer. 3.3 MAC Layer. 3.4 Routing. 3.5. Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 4: CROSS-LAYER OPTIMIZATION. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Layered approach. 4.3 Cross-layer approach. 4.4 Categorization of cross-layer approaches. 4.5 Evolutionary layer-related approaches. 4.6 Revolutionary (alternative) cross-layering approaches. 4.7 Generic cross-layer design. 4.8 A cautionary perspective on cross-layer design. 4.9 Projects and implementations. 4.10 Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 5: QUALITY OF SERVICES. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Quality of Service, what it is? 5.3 Classification of QoS solutions. 5.4 MAC layer QoS solution – IEEE 802.11 enhancements. 5.5 QoS framework for mobile ad hoc networks. 5.6 Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 6: SERVICE DISCOVERY. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Definition and goals of SD. 6.3 Service discovery entities. 6.4 Service discovery phases and mechanisms. 6.5 Functional issues. 6.6 Service discovery architectures. 6.7 New service discovery paradigms. 6.8 Projects addressing service discovery. 6.9 Concluding remarks. References. Appendix. CHAPTER 7: MOBILITY. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Mobility models in ad hoc networks – general remarks. 7.3 Classifications’ varieties. 7.4 Relevant metrics. 7.5 Impact of mobility. 7.6 Projects and implementations. 7.7 Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 8: SECURITY IN AD HOC NETWORKS. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Attacksin wireless ad hoc networks. 8.3 Security mechanisms. 8.4 Security schemes. 8.5 Security architectures for ad hoc networks. 8.6 Projects. 8.7 Concluding remarks. References. CHAPTER 9: TOWARDS SEAMLESS COMMUNICATIONS. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Market trends and growth. 9.3. 4G: what is it all about? 9.4 Ad hoc networks contribution to 4G. 9.5 Towards seamless connectivity. 9.6 Conclusion. References.

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